PM’s visit contributes to promoting relationship with Japan: Lao media

VOV.VN - PathetLao newspaper, a publication of the Lao News Agency, published an article on November 22 featuring the visit to Japan by Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, which it states will contribute to comprehensively promoting and deepening the relationship between both nations.

The latest visit by the PM takes place amid the relationship between the two countries growing steadily across a wide range of fields, entering a new stage of profound and qualitative development.

Bilateral ties in the fields of economy, politics, and cultural exchanges are constantly being developed, with political trust between the two countries continuously being consolidated. This thereby contributes to mutual benefits, as well as to peace, stability, prosperity, co-operation, and development in the region and across the world.

The various results and agreements reached during this visit between the senior leaders of the two countries will create a solid political foundation aimed at the further promotion of co-operation across multiple fields.

According to details set out in the article, Japan represents an important contributor to Vietnamese economic development, while the nation has also made great contributions to Japan's economic development.

Recent years has seen the co-operative relationship between the two countries develop strongly, especially in the fields of investment, trade, and people-to-people exchanges. This indicates that mutual ties have become a model of a friendly and mutually-beneficial relationship, creating a foundation for extensive co-operation for peace and friendship in the Southeast Asia region.

Japan makes up one of the leading important co-operation partners of the nation and became the first country in the G7 to recognise the Vietnamese market economy back in October, 2011.

Japan is also the country’s largest ODA donor, second largest investor, third largest tourism partner, and fourth largest trading partner.

Bilateral co-operation in terms of national defence, security, labour, agriculture, education, training, health care, science, technology, and culture have also made great strides, while delegations and people-to-people exchanges between localities from both sides have intensified in many forms.

In the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese Government and people have provided an array of support and assistance to Vietnam, especially through the donation of COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, Japanese associations and businesses locally have also actively contributed to the Vietnamese COVID-19 vaccine fund.

The Vietnamese PM will be the first foreign leader to meet his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio in person since the Liberal Democratic Party won the election for the Lower House on October 31.

At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), the PMs from both countries used the event as a chance to compare notes on a host issues of shared concern.

The two sides showed their elation at the strong, comprehensive, and extensive development of the strategic co-operative partnership and agreed to working closely to launch a string of practical and meaningful activities in the buildup to the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations which will occur in 2023.

They also exchanged views regarding the importance of ensuring peace, security, and safety in the East Sea, along with settling disputes through international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Along with the positive results obtained during the COP26 Conference and the visit to several European countries by the Vietnamese PM, it is hoped that the visit to Japan will achieve important, practical, and strategic goals for Vietnam , the article concluded.